Lakeland area grocery stores have made changes to their hours to allow time for cleaning and restocking the stores. If you’re wondering when and where you can go shopping in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Auburndale, or nearby communities, here is a helpful list of grocery store hours!

Remember to keep a six-foot distance from other shoppers and to wash your hands immediately when you get home, or even better, take hand sanitizer to the store with you. Also, be kind, courteous, and patient – we are all a bit overwhelmed these days. Oh – and one more very imporant thing – tell your cashier, bagger, and any other store employees a big THANK YOU for their hard work.

Posted hours are as of March 26, 2020. They are subject to change at any time. We will do our best to keep this list up to date, but have also included website links below.

Publix

Store Hours: 8 am – 8 pm every day
Guests age 65+ can shop from 7 am – 8 am on Tuesday and Wednesday
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Walmart

Store Hours: 7 am – 8:30 pm every day
Guests age 60+ can shop from 6 am – 7 am on Tuesday. (Or 1 hour before store opens if hours are different)
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Winn Dixie

Store Hours: 8 am – 8pm every day
Guests age 65+ and high-risk customers can shop from 8am – 9am Monday through Friday.
Beginning Monday, March 30, Winn-Dixie grocery stores will extend shopping hours on Monday and Tuesday to add a special shopping hour from 8–9 p.m. dedicated to healthcare providers and first responders.
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Aldi

Store Hours: 9 am – 7 pm every day
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, ALDI stores will open at 8:30 a.m. and reserve the first hour of business for vulnerable shoppers. This includes senior citizens, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns.
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Target

Store Hours: 8 am – 9 pm every day
Guests 65+, pregnant women or those defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as vulnerable or at-risk can shop from 8 am – 9 am on Wednesday.
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Sam’s Club

Store Hours: 9 am – 8 pm from Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm on Sunday
Starting Thursday, March 26, Sam’s Club locations nationwide will offer early shopping hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for seniors and those with disabilities or compromised immune systems. This includes Pharmacy and Optical Centers and will last until further notice. (*We have been told by readers that that this does not include pregnant women)

During special shopping hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., these members can also shop Sam’s Club without ever leaving their car. From a designated parking location, members in need can place their order from their car. Then, a Sam’s Club associate will grab the items on the list, and the member will use Scan & Go to check out.

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Lakeland Discount Grocery

Store Hours: 9 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday. Closed Sunday.
**Announcement on April 1 – Closing on April 4 at 6pm for an undetermined length of time. Check their Facebook Page for updates.**
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Super Choice Foods

Store Hours: 7 am – 8:50 pm Monday – Saturday | 7 am – 7:50 pm Sunday
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Harvey’s Supermarket

Store Hours: 8 am – 8 pm every day. Guests age 65+ and high-risk customers can shop from 8am – 9am Monday through Friday.
Beginning Monday, March 30, Harveys Supermarkets will extend shopping hours on Monday and Tuesday to add a special shopping hour from 8–9 p.m. dedicated to healthcare providers and first responders.
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Bravo Supermarkets

Store Hours: 7 am – 9 pm Monday – Friday | 8 am – 8 pm Sat & Sun
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Save A Lot 

Store Hours: Vary by store, 8am – 9pm or 8am – 10pm every day. Check with your local store for special shopping times for seniors.
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Chamberlin’s Natural Foods

Store Hours: 8 am – 9 pm Mon – Sat | 9 am – 8 pm Sun
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Dollar Tree

Store Hours: Vary by store. Website says stores are closing at 8pm but store hours were not updated when we checked.
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Family Dollar

Store Hours: Opening times vary by store. All stores are closing at 8pm.
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Dollar General

Store Hours: Vary by store. We have heard they offer senior shopping hours, contact your store for times.
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CVS

Store Hours vary. Check website for specific stores.

Walgreens

Store Hours: Most stores are open 9am-9pm weekdays |  24-hour stores are drive-thru only overnight 9pm-9am. Check the website for specific store hours. Every Tuesday is Seniors Day with all-day discounts and seniors-only shopping from 8 to 9 a.m.
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